Small Wins – The Fight for the Second Amendment

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Sometimes being a Second Amendment (2A) advocate in California can be discouraging. The seemingly endless string of new gun control laws, disinformation, and ever increasing infringement upon basic rights can, at times, make staying positive a challenge. Occasionally we forget that the 2A is alive and well throughout most of Free America and its only in a handful of backward …

The CRP Needs a Contract with California-Like New Theme

Randy Berholtz Randy Berholtz 2 Comments

As the Secretary of the California State Republican Party, it has become apparent to me that the CRP needs to have a precise, carefully worded slogan and statement of our core beliefs that need to be agreed upon and emphasized consistently throughout the coming elections. The Democrats have cleverly used phrases such as “progressive,” “hope,” “change,” “onward,” and the like …

Save the Date! Desmond v. Gomez – Unfinished Business

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The 23-year reign of District 5 Supervisor Bill Horn is ending. We’ll know his replacement November 6, 2018. Will it be San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond – Horn’s chosen successor – or newcomer, legislative analyst Michelle Gomez? Desmond, a steadfast Republican, dominated the primary, but Democrat hopeful Gomez looks to change that. Valleyites and …

Board Of Supervisors District 5 Race Set: Gomez Versus Desmond

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The Board of Supervisors District 5 race – an upset in the making! Commissioner Michelle Gomez (D) overcame Jerry Kern’s (R) experience, war chest, and her own late entry obstacles. Resulting in second behind San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond (R). Setting up the classic battle of left versus right this November. Two good individuals …

Why I left the Democrat Plantation

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 7 Comments

I wrote this article last year before new year’s thinking I would write about what I wanted to do, accomplish, etc. However, when Senator Tim Scott was attacked in a racist way by a liberal Huffington Post bigot, I changed it up. This bigot represented one of many reasons I knew I wasn’t a Democrat. I’m posting it here because of …

State bill would prohibit private contracts and hurt the most vulnerable

Jerry Kern Jerry Kern Leave a Comment

By Oceanside City Councilmember Jerry Kern As a candidate for County Supervisor, I have expressed the view that the County is in the service delivery business. Residents give the County their tax dollars, and in exchange the County of San Diego is supposed to provide the services they require, hopefully in the most effective and economical manner possible. Some of …

Gaspar rolling in endorsements — Faulconer, Chavez, Zapf, Sherman, Kersey, Cate

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Just the last few days… Wednesday, from Kristin Gaspar: “Assemblyman Rocky Chavez made it official with an endorsement of my campaign for Supervisor. “I am so honored to have Rocky’s support. His commitment to public service, distinguishing himself in the Marine Corps and then recommitting himself to public service as an elected official is truly commendable, and I look forward …

Does Supervisor Dave Roberts Discriminate Against Women? #WarOnWomen

Brian Brady Brian Brady 1 Comment

Former staffer Diane Porter’s legal claim against Supervisor Dave Roberts says three things: 1- Dave Roberts had an “inappropriate” relationship with staffer Harold Meza. 2- Harold Meza was given favorable treatment and rewards for being Roberts’ paramour. 3- Roberts misused county funds to reward Meza for that relationship and to cover up the existence of that relationship. Supervisor Roberts offered …

Dave Roberts Cannot Be Forced Out

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Dave Roberts cannot be forced out of office, not easily anyway. A San Diego County supervisor must vacate a seat one of three ways: willingly or due to untimely demise, for which a replacement process exists, take their chances come election time, or possibly face a recall effort. Alarm bells sounded from District 3 as eight staffers fled his office just …

Head of Filner recall calls on Roberts to resign

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The head of the 2013 effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling on County Supervisor Dave Roberts to resign from office, in the wake of several allegations of impropriety against him by former staff members. Michael Pallamary, who started the effort to remove Filner from office prior to the then-Mayor ultimately resigning in August 2013, today sent …

Dave Roberts: A note to my constituents

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My team and I take great pride in providing outstanding service to all constituents of the Third District. In light of recent media coverage related to former personnel, I wish to assure the public that those matters have not impacted my accessibility or responsiveness, nor my determination to provide the best possible representation to the Third District. I have taken …

Mayor Sam Abed Calls on Supervisor Dave Roberts to Resign if Charges are True

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PRESS RELEASE – 5/14/15 Escondido, CA – Today, the Mayor of Escondido called on Supervisor Dave Roberts to publicly address the charges against him and if true, to immediately resign his office. “Public office is a high trust and if the allegations against Supervisor Dave Roberts are true, he should immediately resign. The people put their faith in elected officials …

Which County Supervisor has the guts to call for Dave Roberts’ resignation?

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 10 Comments

Yes, of course, innocent until determined otherwise. No question. Yet, aside from the legal process, there’s also the point at which a scandal reaches the tipping point of no going back.  There’s also the point when a public official becomes such a distraction that his or her constituents can no longer be represented fairly. The point when the government agency …

NBC7: A Look Inside Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Office Amid Turmoil / U-T: Kersey to get the ball?

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NBC7: A Look Inside Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Office Amid Turmoil A former employee in San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ office says the supervisor refused to act on complaints from staffers as documents confirm there has been almost a complete turnover of staff at the District 3 office since January. At least two of those former staffers claim Roberts created …

Scott Peters in my ‘hood

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 2 Comments

Living in CA-52, I posted before how Scott Peters was calling me, a registered Republican that votes in every election. Yesterday, they took it up a notch. I saw a Scott Peters flyer at my house and my wife (also registered Republican) said a precinct walker came to our house. It wasn’t a random door-to-door, they had our names and …

Scott Peters looking for votes in all the wrong places

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 50 Comments

You know things are tight in the CA-52 race when Scott Peters is trying to get my vote. I’ve been registered GOP since 18 and since I got off of active duty (too much overseas time) I know I voted in every election. Election campaigns usually focus on Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts of their political base, so I …

Rural/Metro files Chapter 11

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 4 Comments

(Reuters) – Ambulance operator Rural/Metro Corp… filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the aim of cutting its debts after it missed an interest payment in July, according to court filings. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company also intends to renegotiate unprofitable contracts and free up capital for investments through the bankruptcy process, according to the filings. So, this is the same company who …

The Steve Danon Race for Supervisor – Restoring The Public Trust

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 5 Comments

During the past few years, public trust in government has deteriorated—and rightfully so. Leaders at all levels of government have thrown fiscal restraint out the window and prioritized their own political interests above the public good. And frankly it makes the job much harder for those of us who haven’t! Now, more than ever, we need candidates for office who …